On January 28, 2019, protesters from all our coastal communities, including Santa Barbara, gathered together in Camarillo to protest against offshore oil leases at the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Our protests have an effect. Time for us to stand indivisible again in SB!
Action – Attend the Santa Barbara Planning Commission hearing Monday May 6th
Date: Monday, May 6th
Time: Gather at 5:00 pm for pre-meeting rally.
Where: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- Sign on to this action letter here.
- Thank our federal legislators for bills to stop all west coast offshore drilling here.
- Go to this meeting. Facebook event listing here, RSVP: here.
What’s happening: The Santa Barbara Planning Commission will consider ExxonMobil’s “Interim Trucking” proposal to restart three oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, all of which have been shut-down since the disastrous 2015 Plains Pipeline oil spill, and to transport crude oil to their refinery with a continuous stream of tanker trucks on local highways, including Hwy. 101. The project page on County’s website is here. The draft supplimental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is here. Exxon’s project description here.
Continue reading “Mon 5/6: Join in to stop the reopening of three oil platforms off Santa Barbara and 24/7 trucking of crude oil on Hwy. #101!”
Action – Thank Senator Feinstein for introducing this bill.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced S.1318 – West Coast Ocean Protection Act to permanently ban offshore drilling in federal waters off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington. Companion legislation H.R.310 was introduced by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) in the House of Representatives.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep./ Sen. [____] for their support of (Rep.) H.R.310 /(Sen.) S.1318 – West Coast Ocean Protection Act.
- H.R.310: Rep-check here. (Brownley is a cosponsor, Carbajal is missing!)
- S.1318: Rep-check here. (Both Feinstein and Harris are all over this.
Continue reading “Mon 5/6: Moving beyond oil – “YES” on the West Coast Ocean Protection Act.”
Action #1 – Can you sing? First rehearsal for the MLK Celebration Choir starts tonight!
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” – This is one of the songs that will be performed…
Singers from the tri-counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo) are welcome to join in the MLK Celebration Choir to perform at the amazing MLK Day celebration on Monday, Jan 21st!
There are three rehearsals, at the Bethel AME Church at 855 South “F” Street, Oxnard.
- Tuesday (TONIGHT), 1/8, at 7 pm.
- Saturday 1/12, at 11:00 am
- Saturday, 1/19th at 11:00 am
Can’t hold a note but you still want to be inspired, to cheer, to sing, to clap?
Contribute to this historic, tightly choreographed and cool-as-hell 33-year-old multi-city event. (Facebook link here) Send the MLK Committee a donation, old school, any size with this form or directly to P.O. Box 294, Oxnard, CA, 93032. Make the check out to the “Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Ventura County“.
Then go buy a ticket online here
for $8.13 or $7 at the door.
- Freedom March – Starts at 8 am at Plaza Park at Fifth and “C” Streets with speeches by our legislators!. Transport provided for those who can’t march.
- Can’t get up that early? The Celebration Program starts at 9:00 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.
Action #2 – Go to the Oxnard City Council tonight and cheer them on!
Continue reading “Tues 1/8: Can you sing? Can you clap and cheer? Here are some much better things to do tonight than watching an angry man lie on TV.”